For over a decade, MoMA has created long-term programming in collaboration with a wide variety of nonprofit and community-based organizations. Utilizing a number of creative and artistic strategies for engagement, these programs have developed over the years to serve a large cross-section of NYC audiences including incarcerated youth, post-incarcerated adults, HIV/AIDS organizations, homelessness initiatives, LGBTQ shelter systems, adult basic education, literacy skills, ELL and adult education programs, refugee services, and more. Each partnership program is created individually, in connection with each organization’s staff and the audiences they serve, and is dedicated to the idea that museums can become more accessible institutions and that the arts can play a role in the lives of all New Yorkers, regardless of any preexisting social, legal, educational, or economic conditions. These programs primarily take place away from the Museum itself, focusing on engaging our audiences through a variety of art-making techniques, and every two years the artwork created through these partnerships is exhibited in MoMA’s biannual community partnership art show.

For more information on our community partnerships, please contact Calder Zwicky at [email protected].



Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major support is provided by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults and The Taft Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Bloomingdale’s, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Von Seebeck-Share B Charitable Trust, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Karen Bedrosian Richardson, Langner Family Fund of The New York Community Trust, Frank J. Antun Foundation, the Josephs Family in loving memory of Hal and Florence Josephs, an anonymous donor, and by the Annual Education Fund.